Inspired by both the culture of the Khmer people of Cambodia and California's street culture, Andrew Hem crafts vibrant peeks into everyday life. In a new show at Galerie Openspace titled “Fragmentz,” his recent experimentations are offered. Hem was last featured on HiFructose.com here and crafted the cover for HF Vol. 21.
A terrifying force from the natural world comes into focus in Jana Euler's current show, “Great White Fear,” at Galerie Neu in Berlin. Running through May 30, this collection of the artist’s acrylic and oil paintings centered on sharks is both visceral and varied in approach.
Cathrin Hoffmann extracts unexpected textures and forms in her oil and acrylic paintings. The surreal forms she creates has often been compared to those created through digital means, yet Hoffman’s practice spans multiple medium and approaches. Her latest work is included in the The Hole’s current group show "Post Analog Studio," which specifically looks at how digital means have changed art.
Whether it’s her massive work “Catsquatch” or her "Mirror Constructs" series, painter Shyama Golden’s work is both experimental and at times, humorous. The artist has both fine art and illustration practices. Yet, even within her gallery work are varying approaches, ranging from the mythological to portraiture.
In the oil and acrylic paintings of Samuel Weinberg, the artist’s narratives pit his violent, cartoonish "Pinkmen" against the "Realies," based on real characters and art historical figures. This clash of style and tone create absorbing scenes crafted at the hand of the artist, often looming large in size and action.
Dominik Schmitt’s oil and acrylic paintings carry flashes of dark surrealism, clinical diagrams, and a provocative, humorous sensibility. The German painter’s use of text, often paired with specific elements of a work or buried under abstraction, add another layer of intrigue to each strange narrative. The artist’s work has been shown across Europe.